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Prevent Oral Cancer Today – Things You Should Know


Posted on 3/21/2022 by Evan Admin
Prevent Oral Cancer Today – Things You Should KnowOral cancer disease involves the growth of abnormal cells in the mouth or oral cavity. It can develop in the gums, tongue, or oropharynx. According to Cancer.org, a 5-year survival rate for those diagnosed with oral cancer is about 64 percent, however, if detected early, the chances for surviving may be higher. If you understand what triggers this disease, you may be able to prevent it.

Causes of Oral Cancer


Oral cancer may occur if you excessively consume alcohol and smoke cigarettes. The likelihood of developing oral cancer tends to increase in patients over 40 years old. You may develop cancer of the lips if you are exposed to the sun frequently. Diet is also another factor that may increase the risk. If you consume fewer fruits and veggies, your chances of having oral cancer are higher. Moreover, the human papillomavirus (HPV) is linked to oral cancer.

Treatment for Oral Cancer


If you notice symptoms like a sore throat, hoarseness, loose teeth, or swelling of the gums, you should see a dentist for checkups and evaluation. Other symptoms of the disease are a lump or thickening around the cheeks, bleeding of the mouth, difficulty chewing, difficult movement of the jaw and tongue, mouth sores, and earaches. You also need to go for screening, at least annually even if you have no signs of oral cancer. During your regular six-month visits to a dentist, you need to ask the dentist to screen you for oral cancer.

If you have oral cancer, you may need chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Sometimes, both treatments may be done. After radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery, you will need to go for regular checkups to prevent relapse of the disease. Learn more about oral cancer screening, the symptoms to watch out for, and how you can prevent it. Remember that it is better to prevent the disease than have to deal with it. Schedule an appointment today.



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